MOZAMBIQUE

Volunteer with Kaya in the southern African country of Mozambique home to the Limpopo National Park, the Zambezi river and a 2500km coastline of of tropical beaches.  It’s clear to see why Mozambique is an increasingly popular destination for ecotourists and nature lovers.

    Volunteering in Mozambique

    The project we offer in Mozambique is geared towards the conservation of the country’s coral reefs and the huge array of marine life that rely on them as a habitat. Anyone with interests in marine biology or scuba diving should volunteer on the Marine, Whale Shark and Manta Ray Conservation project. You’ll help to protect this amazing ecosystem by monitoring the condition of the coral reefs and the wellbeing of the marine life that live there.

    Nature loving volunteers should travel to the Limpopo National Park in their free time. This transfrontier park links Kruger National Park in South Africa, Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and covers an area of over a million hectares. Lions, elephants, rhino, hippos and giraffes occupy the park in great numbers, and make it an ideal location for a safari.

    Tofo, where volunteers will be based, boasts of an astonishingly complex marine ecosystem. Use your free time to get to grips with the wealth of marine life on the Manta Reef in Tofo or travel further to one of Mozambique’s other famed dive sites like Kingfisher Reef in Inhambane. Visit the Surf Shack in Tofo for a surf lesson, to rent a kayak or even just to browse some of the locally made souvenirs they sell.  Why not mingle with the locals in markets and cafes in Tofo and enjoy the paõ  (Portuguese white bread rolls baked in wood-fired ovens in villages), peri peri chicken or the range of delicious fish on offer.

    Volunteer in Mozambique and help to conserve the country’s extraordinary biodiverse ecosystems as well as responsibly enjoy everything they have to offer.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Here are some important facts about Mozambique:

    • Population 25,303,113July 2015 estimate
    • Language – Emakhuwa 25.3%, Portuguese (official) 10.7%, Xichangana 10.3%, Cisena 7.5%, Elomwe 7%, Echuwabo 5.1%, other Mozambican languages 30.1%, other 4% (1997 census)
    • Religion – Roman Catholic 28.4%, Muslim 17.9%, Zionist Christian 15.5%, Protestant 12.2% (includes Pentecostal 10.9% and Anglican 1.3%), other 6.7%, none 18.7%, unspecified 0.7% (2007 est.)
    • Currency – Metical (MZN)
    • Climate – varies from tropical to subtropical

    Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

    Marine, Whale Shark and Manta Ray Conservation including Padi Diving Course in Mozambique
    Volunteer in Mozambique with hands-on whale shark research, coral reef monitoring, humpbacked whale monitoring and turtle nest surveys.
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    African Marine and Wildlife Volunteer Adventure Tour
    Why not do a bit of everything on this 9 week volunteer and adventure tour that takes you to Mozambique, Swaziland and Kruger National Park in South Africa.
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    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
    TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

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